Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:59 pm
Loading and binding all of my ATVs on the trailers takes a solid hour and I'm looking for a way to shorten it up. I have an idea and am seeking direction on it. I plan to side load each machine leaving them all sitting sideways on the trailer. I want to pull forward and hook two 1/4" transport grade chains with hooks to the front of each machine as shown. I then want to hook two more 1/4" transport grade chains to the back of each machine as shown. After getting all machines loaded on the trailer with chains in place I want to be able to rotate one single gear reduced handle that will bind all machines simultaneously and then lock the handle to secure all machines simultaneously. I don't want to use any type of ratchet straps; transport grade chain only. The connection point from the chain to the trailer needs to be adjustable to account for different machine sizes (banjo eyelet?). I'm a natural fabricator and can build all this myself, but if something exists that has already been engineered, built and is commercially available that would save me a bunch of time that would be ideal. Tips/tricks/recommendations appreciated.